WHO, World Bank Convene First Meeting Of Global Preparedness Monitoring Board To Evaluate Health Emergency Readiness
World Bank: Global Preparedness Monitoring Board convenes for the first time in Geneva
“The World Health Organization and the World Bank Group [on Monday] convened the first meeting of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies. … The GPMB has been established to monitor progress, identify gaps, and advocate for sustained, effective work to ensure global preparedness. At its first meeting at WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, the GPMB … discussed key issues in global preparedness and agreed its terms of reference and governance structure. The board aims to publish its first report on the global state of preparedness in September 2019…” (9/10).